A creative spirit, extensive experience in the retail industry, and a desire to be home with her growing family motivated Becky Santolamazza to start her own home based company. Inspiration for the company name came from a cherished childhood memory. Birthday cards and notes received from her grandma were always signed with an XO…and so…in 2002, Hugs and Kisses XO was born.
At Hugs and Kisses XO we design unique handmade products for babies and children. We start with our original drawings, designs, and poems. We then combine natural elements…unbleached cotton fabric, raffia, and kraft paper… with a little sparkle…glitter, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, and organza ribbon…and what you get is a traditional product with a different, artistic twist.
What inspires us to create new products? When we can't find exactly what we are looking for…we make it! While expecting her third child, Becky couldn't find the perfect baby memory book, so….she made it! Then, when her two youngest boys started school, the search was on for that one of a kind school memory book. Guess what….she couldn't find one, so….she made it! What's next? …photo albums to match our baby and school memory books, and imaginative artwork to decorate your baby's nursery or child's room…just to name a few.
You can buy our simple & sweet handmade products in our online boutique, as well as in fashionable baby and children specialty boutiques across the United States.
We want to help make the world a better place for babies and children, so Hugs and Kisses XO donates a portion of our proceeds to charities helping babies and children in need.